Elton John had his 30th solo album wrapped up and ready to go last spring. In fact, he was so confident that he released an 10-song tracklist for Diving Board in anticipation of its deliverance. But with the release date being delayed until 2013 for promotional reasons, the extra time to sit and speculate the finished product has given Sir Elton second thoughts.
There’s no rule that songwriters must write about themselves or even people they know. In fact, fictional character as song protagonist is a common trick. While the list is virtually endless, here are five of the most memorable fictional characters immortalized in music.
The current rumor involves quite the eclectic mix of genres: the already-confirmed Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj, country star Keith Urban, and Idol staple Randy Jackson. But what about the icons here? We’ve got a few ideas.
Following the sudden and tragic death of Bob Birch, Matt Bissonette has been named as the new bass player in Elton John’s band. Bissonette is currently rehearsing with the band in Los Angeles for their upcoming North American tour, which begins September 11 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Earlier this week, Bob Birch, Elton John’s bassist of 20 years, passed away at the age of 56 near his Los Angeles home. Now John and frequent tourmate/fellow piano man Billy Joel have paid respects to Birch on their respective websites.
Bob Birch, the longtime bassist for Elton John’s backing band, died this morning (August 15), John’s official website confirms.
When he hasn’t been calling Madonna any four-letter-word he can think of, Sir Elton John has been busy filing libel suits against a London newspaper recently.
Elton John gives a few reasons why he’s not a Madonna fan.
In the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse’s song “Survival” was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.
Aerosmith Collab With Johnny Depp, Carrie Underwood On New Album – Plus 5 More Unlikely Duets We’d Like To See
The collaborations on Aerosmith’s upcoming album got us thinking about who else would make for totally strange yet totally awesome duet partners with Steven Tyler.